Forest Service Grazing Allotments, General Resource Areas and Wild Horse & Burro Territories in Arizona

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What does this data set describe?

Title:
Forest Service Grazing Allotments, General Resource Areas and Wild Horse & Burro Territories in Arizona
Abstract:
This dataset contains Rangleland Management Units for each national forest in Arizona. Each National Forest grazing allotment, or Rangeland Management Unit (RMU), is a designated area of land available for livestock grazing, managed by the Forest Service, and may be subdivided into pastures necessary for grazing management. This layer includes Allotments, Exclosures (domestic livestock excluded within the allotment boundary), General Resource Areas (National Forest land not within an allotment boundary) and Wild Horse/Burro territories (herd management area with identified Appropriate Management Levels for wild horse/burro populations).
  1. How should this data set be cited?

    Arizona Game and Fish Department, 20110922, Forest Service Grazing Allotments, General Resource Areas and Wild Horse & Burro Territories in Arizona: Arizona Game And Fish Department, Phoenix, AZ.

    Online Links:

    • \\Phx_ntfs03\GeoSpatial\GPT\geoweb\GPT\ArcGISServer\Data\FederalData_WM.gdb

    Other_Citation_Details:
    Data from each NF in Arizona was downloaded from the listed webstie, and then merged to form one file containing them all.

  2. What geographic area does the data set cover?

    West_Bounding_Coordinate: -113.058266
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -108.879543
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 36.903503
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 31.332347

  3. What does it look like?

  4. Does the data set describe conditions during a particular time period?

    Calendar_Date: 2011
    Currentness_Reference: publication date

  5. What is the general form of this data set?

    Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data

  6. How does the data set represent geographic features?

    1. How are geographic features stored in the data set?

      This is a Vector data set. It contains the following vector data types (SDTS terminology):

      • G-polygon (582)

    2. What coordinate system is used to represent geographic features?

      The map projection used is Mercator_Auxiliary_Sphere.

      Projection parameters:

      Planar coordinates are encoded using coordinate pair
      Abscissae (x-coordinates) are specified to the nearest 0.000100
      Ordinates (y-coordinates) are specified to the nearest 0.000100
      Planar coordinates are specified in meters

      The horizontal datum used is D_WGS_1984.
      The ellipsoid used is WGS_1984.
      The semi-major axis of the ellipsoid used is 6378137.000000.
      The flattening of the ellipsoid used is 1/298.257224.

  7. How does the data set describe geographic features?

    USFSAllotments
    Allotments within the six National Forests in Arizona (Source: None)

    OBJECTID
    Internal feature number. (Source: ESRI)

    Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.

    Shape
    Feature geometry. (Source: ESRI)

    Coordinates defining the features.

    Join_Count

    FORESTNAME

    UNIT_NAME

    ADMIN_RD

    MGMT_RD

    RMU_TYPE

    CATTLE

    SHEEP

    GOATS

    HORSES

    MULES

    RMU_STATUS

    Shape_Length
    Length of feature in internal units. (Source: ESRI)

    Positive real numbers that are automatically generated.

    Shape_Area
    Area of feature in internal units squared. (Source: ESRI)

    Positive real numbers that are automatically generated.


Who produced the data set?

  1. Who are the originators of the data set? (may include formal authors, digital compilers, and editors)

  2. Who also contributed to the data set?

  3. To whom should users address questions about the data?

    Arizona State and Fish Department
    c/o Nicole Eiden
    GIS Data Manager
    5000 W. Carefree Highway
    Phoenix, Arizona 85086

    623-236-7609 (voice)
    gis@azgfd.gov


Why was the data set created?

This dataset was developed to provide comprehensive Rangeland Management Area information on National Forests in Arizona.


How was the data set created?

  1. From what previous works were the data drawn?

  2. How were the data generated, processed, and modified?

    Date: 2011 (process 1 of 2)
    Steps taken to obtain information: 1: Downloaded data from: <http://www.fs.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsinternet/!ut/p/c4/04_SB8K8xLLM9MSSzPy8xBz9CP0os3gjAwhwtDDw9_AI8zPyhQoY6BdkOyoCAGixyPg!/?ss=1103&navtype=BROWSEBYSUBJECT&cid=stelprdb5202474&navid=160130000000000&pnavid=160000000000000&position=Not%20Yet%20Determined.Html&ttype=detail&pname=Region%203-%20Geospatial%20Data>
    2: Downloaded the "AllotmentJoin" shapes for each National Forest in Arizona. (Apache-Sitgraves, Coconino, Coranodo, Kaibab, Prescott, Tonto 3: Relocated all the allotment shapefiles into a single file geodatabase
    4: Merged all the allotment shapefiles from the 6 national forests, into this one shapefile.

    Person who carried out this activity:

    Arizona Game and Fish Department
    c/o Nicole Eiden
    GIS Data Manager
    5000 W. Carefree Highway
    Phoenix, Arizona 85086

    623-236-7609 (voice)
    gis@azgfd.gov

    Date: 26-Sep-2011 (process 2 of 2)
    Metadata imported.

    Data sources used in this process:

    • W:\Rangeland\Allotments_NatlForest.shp.xml

  3. What similar or related data should the user be aware of?


How reliable are the data; what problems remain in the data set?

  1. How well have the observations been checked?

  2. How accurate are the geographic locations?

    The horizontal accuracy of the data is limited to parameters established by the 1:24000 scale of this mapping effort.

  3. How accurate are the heights or depths?

  4. Where are the gaps in the data? What is missing?

    None

  5. How consistent are the relationships among the observations, including topology?

    There are no gaps/slivers and polygons are closed


How can someone get a copy of the data set?

Are there legal restrictions on access or use of the data?

Access_Constraints: None
Use_Constraints:
The Arizona Game and Fish Department provides these data for planning and informational purposes. It is the sole responsibility of the user to determine whether or not the data are suitable for the intended purpose. It is also the obligation of the user to apply these data in an appropriate and conscientious manner. The Arizona Game and Fish Department provides no warranty, nor accepts any liability occurring from the use of these data.

  1. Who distributes the data set? (Distributor 1 of 1)

    Nicole Eiden
    Arizona Game and Fish Department
    GIS Data Manager
    5000 W Carefree Highway
    Phoenix, Arizona 85086

    623-236-7609 (voice)
    gis@azgfd.gov

  2. What's the catalog number I need to order this data set?

    Downloadable Data

  3. What legal disclaimers am I supposed to read?

  4. How can I download or order the data?

  5. Is there some other way to get the data?

    Contact the Arizona Game and Fish Department


Who wrote the metadata?

Dates:
Last modified: 06-Oct-2011
Metadata author:
Arizona Game and Fish Department
c/o Nicole Eiden
GIS Data Manager
5000 W. Carefree Highway
Phoenix, Arizona 85086

623-236-7609 (voice)
gis@azgfd.gov

Metadata standard:
FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata (FGDC-STD-001-1998)
Metadata extensions used:


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